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without basic rights, whether it is the right to speak their mind or worship freely, or to elect their leaders, or to choose the future they wanted for themselves. i've also seen firsthand what can happen when we work together and encourage change for the better. hat amazing spark that grows into a shining light, a spotlight, if you will, on hope and progress. i've seen personally, the tears running down the faces who have gotten to vote for the first time in their lives. i've seen the joy in young kids who have gone to school for the first time in their lives. i've seen the tears of joy at voting in the philippines when women emerged from the voting booth, casting the ballot for the first time in the 70 years of her life. i met a woman in her home where she was imprisoned. after decades of confinement, not unlike nelson mandela she has come out and been able to forgive and start working alongside her former captors to build a stronger and freer berma. also in benghazi to bring down a dictator and let libya's democratically elected government know of their demands. men and s that
, elected official, law enforcement, they really present us with a set of complex questions. and above all, though, i have to repeat that the justice department, our federal united states department of justice, has the responsibility to enforce the controlled substances act. and that remains unchanged. to -- no state, no executive can nullify a statute that's been passed by congress. as the department of justice has noted, though, federal drug enforcement resources -- just like i did as a police chief -- we prioritize and target the serious crimes. serious crimes of drug dealing, violent crime and trafficking. and let's be clear that law enforcement officials take an oath of office to uphold federal law, and they're going to continue to pursue drug traffickers and drug dealers and transnational criminal organizations, all of which weaken our communities, and they pose very serious threats to our nation. and too often discussions about marijuana, though, dwell on this issue of legalization and whether making the drug more widely and easily available -- which it would be when it becomes lega
members who voted the other way today and perhaps in the next election to challenge them. bring the issue forward to the american people. this is worth the fight. we have got to stand up to bring sensible gun safety to america. god forbid what tomorrow's victims will be, but we know they will be there. we have to do everything we can to spare another family from this agree. thank you. let me salute all of my andeagues, particularly joe the families who have lit a candle. that is a hard, hard thing to do when you go through what they went through. you do not want to get out of bed, let alone come here and argue truth to power, which you have done. it will not be forgotten. it will be helpful. mistruth, brute, political force won out over what is right. america will be a less safe place because of it. i say to the families, i say to the american people, many cannot understand what is happening here in this capital. don't give up faith. things change quickly in washington. they have changed for gay marriage. they are changing for immigration. they will change for gun safety sooner than you t
or to worship fely or to elect their leaders or to choose the future that they wanted for themselves. seen what happens if we work together and encourage , that for the better amazing spark that grows into a shining light, a spotlight on hope and progress. i have seen tears running down the faces of those that have gotten to vote in the first time in their lives. i have seen the joint in young kids who have gone to school for the first time in their lives. i have seen tears of joy in voting in the philippines where women who worked for the voting booth cast a ballot for the first time in her 70 years of life. courage -- iey, have seen the courage of -- after decades of confinement she has come out and has been able workingve and start alongside her former captors to try and build a stronger and a.eer the libyans, who fild freedom square in benghazi, first to bring down dictator and second to let the democratically elected government know of their demands. the rights these men and women struggled for reflect what we americans hold dear. they are key to our dna. they aren't exclusively american v
formed kentucky taxpayers united and in his first bid for elective office, he ran for the senate seat vacated by jim benning and one against the candidate and quickly founded the tea party caucus. boss, a group of which i may be the only member, only two times have we hadfa an december ron paul in 2011. the only other father-son team of was mitt romney and his dad, and former gov. george romney. now on to monday and mechanical matters. we are on the record, no live tweeting. c-span has agreed not to use the session for a least one hour. to ask auld like question, do the traditional thing and send me a non thready and signal and i will happily call on one and all. now that he has had to buy its cultural offer our guest the opportunity to make some comments and then move around the table. the floor is yours. >> it sounds like with all of these rules that we're going to create some news this morning. i don't know about that. >> we live in hope. >> as i was going round the room, i was thinking i was in a wedding of receiving line. if anybody feels compelled to send me a wedding gift, it h
and i don't know how you came up with this a gay al gore. >> yeah, right. if i were elected president, i would make absolutely certain that -- [ laughter ] >> stiletto heels came in men's size. [ laughter ] >> oh. that's very funny. [ laughter ] >> bill: i sort of have a feeling that al gore didn't think that was very funny. >> no i don't think he did. >> bill: i don't think he did. but he went along with it at any rate. hey, coming up dylan byars from "politico" will be joining us. we'll also be talking to boston "globe" reporter wesley lawyer to see how that city is getting back in shape, back to real life, and how did the media do reporting the events of last week up in boston. but first -- >> announcer: this is the "full court press." >> overhead lines making news on thissing monday -- >> bill: it's monday. >> yeah. >> boston red sox player david or tease gave a passionate speech to the boston coming victims. so passionate that he dropped the f bomb and it went out over live television. but the chairman of the fcc, tweeted yesterday that big papi spoke from
spoke oquentthe election. the hispanic community voted 70% minds on the republican side that immigration was a issue that the time has come. that is what we will have a bill because 70% hispanics voted democratic. it is that they had a clearer from howthe fog faded important this issue was to the people in our country. i feel confident about how we go forward on immigration. i commend the eight senators for the work they did. of course it is a compromise. when i change things? of course, but i think that is i think a compromise is about. i am calling them gangs of eight -- the bipartisan team in the house, the have been working on this issue for an long time, and their proposals are very much like what is in the senate. we're pretty happy about the place is. do not get me wrong, it is not a bill i would have written or something that all our members are quick to embrace, because again, it is a compromise. as a compromise, it is the boldest, denominator, the best we can do, and it is very good. again my members will have their concerns about it and their complaints about it because it is
as they become available. >>> back here at home, 65 misplaced ballots from the november election have now been found in san mateo county. they were found friday inside a storage sought at the county election's office. the chief election officer said someone had accidentally placed them inside a closed box. he says there weren't enough ballots to swing the race but is investigating why and how this happened. >>> time is now 7:20. family and friends of a man from mississippi accused of sending a letter with a deadly poison ricin to president obama, they say he struggles with mental illness. 45-year-old paul kevin curtis is charged with threatening the president, a united states senator and a judge. his wife says he is bipolar. he's written a lot online about exposing a conspiracy that he says he discovered to sell human body parts on the black market. his lawyer says curtis insists he is innocent. he is due in court later this afternoon. >>> we have a lot of serious news this morning. >> very. >> but there is a bright spot. we have sunny skies across the bay area again today. take a look at this
their entire lives without the most physic rights. , to elect freely their leaders or choose the future they wanted for themselves. i have also seen firsthand what can happen when we work together in encourage change for the better. that amazing spark that grows into a shining light, a spotlight if you will, on hope and progress. i have seen the tears running down the faces of those who got to vote for the first time in their lives. young seen the joy and kids who have gone to school for the first time in their lives. ahave seen the tears of joy woman emerging from the bodo -- in thee voting booth philippines. i assume the coverage of a woman i met in our home 20 years ago where she was imprisoned. where after decades of confinement not unlike nelson mandela, she came out and was able to forgive and to start working alongside her former captors to try to build a stronger and for your -- and freer burma. what the libyans who filled freedom square in benghazi -- or the libyans who filled freedom square in benghazi. the right to these men and women the but values that we have americans hol
to limited government anfree eerprisand who helped elect me in 2010 -- i would remind them that america is a nation of immigrants. both parties have failed to enforce the law and as a result we have millions who are here against our immigration laws. we will not deport them. let's secure the borders. they will pay a fine and start paying taxes. we all wish we didn't have this problem, but we do. ,eaving things to way they are that is the real amnesty. [speaking spanish] [speaking spanish] thank you. [applause] >> i thought i might go last. it would allow me to say i agree with everything that was said. i thk my colleags up here for showing me how the senate can work. it will take more effort to get this bill passed. this bill is incredibly important to people in my state. i think lindsey graham named it well when he called the schumer- mccain. the leadership of those two gentlemen in this process has been outstanding. it was everything i wished i could see since i have been here. when this bill is passed, it it will be a reaffirmation of two incredibly american ideas. the idea we are co
enterprise who elected me. america is a nation of immigrants but republicans and democrats have failed to enforce the laws. we're not going to deport them. so let's secure the border. let's bring these people out to feel shadows. they will undergo a background check, they will pay a fine, th will start paying taxings. they won't qualify for federal benefits. we all wish we did not have this leaving things the way they are that is the real amnesty. we have to fix it. [speaking spanish] thank you. [applause] >> i thought i might go last to allow me to say i agree with everything that was said and sit down but jeff you're going to get that honor. i want to thank my colleagues up here showing me that the senate can work. it is going to take more for us to get this bill passed and it is incredibly impoortant for people of my state. the leadership of mccain and schumer throughout this process has been outstanding. it is everything i wish i could have seen from the first day i got here. when this bill is passed it will an affirmation of two great ideas. we're committed to the rule of law and
hispanic voters into the election threat which if history is any indicator would be a good threupbg fo thing for democrats. joe trippi a former howard dean campaign manager and fox news contributor. do you believe the immigration bill on balance would be a bigger net benefit to democratic politicians? >> i think it will benefit both parties. one of the problems that the republicans have had is that their opposition to immigration reform to reaching a compromise has really hurt them in the latino and hispanic communities. it's one of the reasons that after george bush got 4 4% of their votes in 2008 -- swore, excus2004, excuse me. the hispanic support has been declining nationwide. finding a compromise would help republicans start to talk to hispanics. they are much morey lidge justly -- they are a very religious community. there are tkpwrourpbdz on values and other things that republic republicans could talk to the hispanic community and actually start winning their votes again as george bush had reached out to them. in the very beginning as the people become citizens and are eligible
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